Ames Tribune: Congressmen tour Ames Lab, tout innovation in rare earth minerals

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The Ames Tribune reported on four U.S. Representatives who visited Ames Laboratory on Monday, February 24: The Ames Laboratory received bipartisan praise from U.S. congressmen for its work and research with rare earth minerals. A congressional delegation including Reps. Jim Baird, R-Ind., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, toured of the Ames Laboratory’s Sensitive Instrument Facility on the Iowa State University Campus, which opened in 2014. It features electron microscopes that are kept in vibration-free and static-free environments. Other stops in the group tour included the Advanced Powder Synthesis facility, CMI's Controlled Atmospheric Materials Processing System (CAMPS) and the Materials Preparation Center. 

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Congressmen tour Ames Laboratory, tout innovation in rare earth minerals 

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Tom Lograsso, interim CMI Director, shows samples to US Representatives visiting Ames Laboratory